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One Minute on Earth

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Marriages, moves, packages, and heartbeats: a lot can happen in a single minute on Earth.

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Soviet-era art may best be memorialized in the unfortunate form of propaganda posters, but a more pleasant take on Cold War creativity can be found in Russian illustrations of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit—quite a contrast to the author’s own designs of what his fantasy world looked like. Maurice Sendak’s attempt to illustrate The Hobbit was more short-lived.

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Drones have plenty of more controversial uses, but there’s no arguing the value of technology that allows us to witness the sight of a volcanic eruption from an up-close, bird’s-eye view.

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Some jellybean combinations come together naturally, but others—French vanilla and kiwi, chocolate pudding and chili mango—might take a gustatory leap of faith.

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For some dogs, there is such a thing as love at first sniff.

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The record-breaking, all-star group selfie Ellen DeGeneres posted live from the 2014 Academy Awards has gone viral all around the world – even in the politically tense streets of Turkey, where a group of protestors recreated the iconic shot in the back of a police van.

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With the right guidance, every cut of chicken is potentially delicious.

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What’s cuter than a tiny penguin? A tiny penguin in a sweater.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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